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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Resolution 1946 (2013) of the Council of Europe regarding “Equal Access to Health Care” and the example of The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko





Helliniko 1 July 2013
PRESS RELEASE
Resolution 1946 (2013) of the Council of Europe regarding “Equal Access to Health Care” and the example of The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko

We were especially gratified to learn that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe unanimously adopted on 26 June 2013 a resolution recommending that all citizens have equal access to public health care. 
The resolution is a movement in the proper direction for all European citizens to have access the public health system of their respective countries.  And it was satisfying because MCCH – in its every day operations - highlights the actual problems and the grim reality resulting from the denial of this access to health services.  It is good to know that our existence has shaped and influenced public opinion in a positive way.
Indeed the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Social Affairs, Liliane Maury Pasquier, who visited MCCH in April of 2013 and understands the situation of uninsured citizens, cited the clinic as an example of solidarity with the people in her speech to the Commission of Europe.

Below, you will find the original text of the resolution and the report based on the text of the resolution

1) http://assembly.coe.int/ASP/Doc/XrefViewPDF.asp?FileID=19776&Language=EN

2) http://assembly.coe.int/ASP/Doc/XrefViewPDF.asp?FileID=19991&Language=EN

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